Short stay in London

London Travel Blog

 › entry 1 of 3 › view all entries
Near the London Bridge

On tuesdaymorning at 06.50 a.m. we took off from airport Weeze in Germany to visit London for three days. We landed on schedule in England. The airport Stansted is surprisingly big. We bought tickets from the Stansted Express. This is a train directly going to london. The prize of the ticket is 27 pound for a return . In about 40 minutes we arrived at the station Liverpool street. This station is connected with the underground service lines from london. We took the metro to Paddington. Our hotel was located in that area. Of course we were very early in our hotel, so we left our luggage overthere and took the metro again to discover London.  We took the metro to the London Bridge. This is the point where you also can see the towerbridge.

The metro has several lines.

The circle line is the most important one, this is the yellow collor on the card. This is the line you would use the most. Than there is the district line, the green collor on the card. It starts in Edware Road, in Earls court you have to change line to go to victoria. From south Kensington you can take the picadilly line, it will take you to piccadilly circus.  Before you will go to the platform you read the signs to which direction you want to go. The color will tell you which train you have to take. Also in the train the collors correspondent with the subway lines. Always remember what the end of the line says. That is important to know in what direction you want to go. When you arrive at stansted airport, you will enter london at the liverpoolstation.
a view over the Thames
This is a very big station. From that point you can take the yellow line. This is a circle line.(it drives really in a circle). I bought a three days card for the metro. I was glad i did, because london is so big, you can't walk that far. The prize of the card was 17 pound.

If you have time enough, you really should see a musical in the Strand district covent garden. We went to the musical Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcaot. It was very beautifull!  An updated version retelling the bible, but in a very modern and funny way. The music is from Andrew Lloyd Webber. What i liked very much was the childrens choir. They stayed until the end and they where also performing, very sweet! And what a voices did those children have!

incognita456 says:
i totally agree with you.
3-day visit is simply not enough in this gorgeous city.
Posted on: Dec 03, 2008
sirgerald12th says:
I'm glad it didn't rain :O)
Posted on: Nov 30, 2008
hossultan says:
These are WAW photos:)A while ago i wanted to have London on my list......i will :)
Posted on: Nov 15, 2008
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Near the London Bridge
Near the London Bridge
a view over the Thames
a view over the Thames
The tower bridge
The tower bridge
On the london bridge King Williams…
On the london bridge King William…
mansion street
mansion street
lower thames street
lower thames street
District Bank
District Bank
subway  Bank
subway Bank
threadneedle street  Bank change.
threadneedle street Bank change.
Public toilets!
Public toilets!
upper thames street
upper thames street
Billingsgate.
Billingsgate.
Photo taken from the Lloyds build…
Photo taken from the Lloyd's buil…
Skyline of london with the gherkin
Skyline of london with the gherkin
we were lucky, i did hope for nice…
we were lucky, i did hope for nic…
area between the london bridge and…
area between the london bridge an…
The dungeon Scary place.
The dungeon Scary place.
Christmas in london
Christmas in london
Near the Thames
Near the Thames
loyds building.
loyds building.
The tower of London. You can ghost…
The tower of London. You can ghos…
death mans hole
death man's hole
The tower of London
The tower of London
You can search here for ghosts!! B…
You can search here for ghosts!! …
Horace Jones was the architect of …
Horace Jones was the architect of…
The tower bridge
The tower bridge
the axe. Or in dutch de augurk
the axe. Or in dutch "de augurk"
shad thames street.This location i…
shad thames street.This location …
1709 thats very old
1709 that's very old
He did not study the map well enou…
He did not study the map well eno…
london south bank
london south bank
The oldest church of London
The oldest church of London
the monument on monumets street. N…
the monument on monumets street. …
the monument
the monument
Picadilly circus
Picadilly circus
Picadilly circus
Picadilly circus
Every 3 seconds you will see a bus…
Every 3 seconds you will see a bu…
Sherlock Holmes Pub. Northumberlan…
Sherlock Holmes Pub. Northumberla…
Regent street.
Regent street.
Regent street.
Here is also a nic…
Regent street. Here is also a ni…
Regent street looking towards pica…
Regent street looking towards pic…
A very nice store in Regents stre…
A very nice store in Regent's str…
Fortnum and Mason. thanks to a tb …
Fortnum and Mason. thanks to a tb…
Trafalagar square by night
Trafalagar square by night
chinatown
chinatown
Chinatown in Soho Leichesterstreet.
Chinatown in Soho Leichesterstreet.
The london eye by night
The london eye by night
the london eye again
the london eye again
christmas decoration in a street.
christmas decoration in a street.
London transport museum. Near cove…
London transport museum. Near cov…
Govent Garden This is situated in …
Govent Garden This is situated in…
Covent garden
Covent garden
a pedestrian bridge Hungerford bri…
a pedestrian bridge Hungerford br…
London Hotels & Accommodations review
Small but very nice hotel
We have been here from 11th november 2008 until 13th november 2008. The hotel is not so big, but friendly. The bedroom is very small, but it was good… read entire review
Sponsored Links
London
photo by: ulysses